Cars, skimpy dresses and action dominate this poorly written drama-thriller hybrid.
"The Fast and the Furious" is a drama/thriller/action movie by Rob Cohen.
Explosions, girls wearing skimpy dresses and illegal drug races - that's pretty much all to expect from this movie. Like its sequels, this movie is made especially for people who are intersted in cars and action movies, especially the male ones. But for all the other viewers, out of the target group, there is not much to see. It desperately tries to connect the sequences of car races and action with a storyline, the script is very poorly written and has questionable messages. It is a story of friendship, yes, but the movie makes it look like being befriended with a gangster is an excuse of letting him do anything. You have to keep in mind that the protagonist is an undercover cop. Women are nothing more than the male protagonist's accessoirs, rather than having any personality or any contribution to the plot.
The actors are so-so - they are not overacting, but there are no memorable performances.
Overall, t is not the worst movie, at least it has a plot, and some entertaining content, but still, the screenplay is very weak, the messages and the depictions of women are bad and the movie as a whole is a very shallow and disappointing movie.
(NOTE: Because of all the gender-based informations given here, i want to note that i am male. I just want to support women's rights)
The movie is a pretty accurate PG-13. A man is tortured by having motor oil spilled over him. A man's arm is stuck in a truck, is shot and gets very bloody. Many shootings, a violent undertone. One use of the f-word, several other tems such as s--t and d--n. Some racist or homophobic terms.
A sexual innuendo, but no sex or nudity. A man grabs a woman's breasts.
It is an average PG-13, if you don't mind it has bad messages and questionable messages. Should be okay for teens and up.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness